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GPA Calculation

Students at McCoy College have 5 possible types of Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • Texas State GPA (includes only coursework at Texas State, used for graduation requirements, honors status, and academic standing, must be a 2.0 in order to graduate)
  • Overall GPA (includes coursework from all colleges and universities attended, used only in admission decisions for McCoy College, Texas State, and many graduate programs, is not used to determine graduation, honors, or standing)
  • Semester GPA (includes grades earned in one semester, students with a 3.5 or higher semester GPA earn a place on the Dean's List*)
  • Business GPA aka: Major GPA (includes grades earned in business core, major, and restricted/advanced electives, must be 2.25 in order to graduate)
  • Transfer GPA (includes only courses tranfered from other institutions, not used in anything other than initial transfer admission decisions)

*Additional conditions apply for the Dean's list - please see the catalog for a complete description.

Importance of Your GPA

Your GPA is an indicator of your academic performance.  Many factors can play into how a student performs (time management, stress level, familiarity with the subject, motivation).  Having a good GPA is important for a variety of reasons.  Many employers use a GPA to narrow the field of applicants.  For students that wish to continue their education, GPA plays an important role in graduate school admission.  Consequently, students should regularly monitor their GPA throughout their college career.

Below are some tools to help you when calculating your GPA.  If you have any questions or would like to have an academic advisor estimate your GPA, you should schedule an appointment.

How to Calculate Your GPA

  1. Multiply the grade value (A= 4, B=3, C=2, D=1 or F=0) of the course by the semester hours (1, 3, or 4) for that course. The product of this multiplication will be the grade points.
  2. Divide the total grade points by the total attempted hours to get the GPA.


Course Grade Value* (multiplied by) Credit Hours (equals) Grade Points
US 1100 A = 4 X 1 = 4
ENG 1310 B = 3 X 3 = 9
BIO 1420 B = 3 X 4 = 12
BLAW 2361 C = 2 X 3 = 6
PFW 1110 A = 4 X 1 = 4
    Total 12   35
*(A= 4, B=3, C=2, D=1 or F=0)

Divide grade points (35) by credit hours to (12) to get the semester GPA (2.91)

Semester GPA Calculator

GPA Calculator
Provided by College of Applied Arts Advising Center

Business GPA

The business GPA consists of all courses in the business core, major, and restricted/advanced business electives.  The business GPA must be a 2.25 in order for a student to graduate. 

The business GPA calculation is located on the degree audit report.  Instructions for accessing and reading your degree audit report are located here.